n the blanket of fog that separates us from the historical ex-perience of the Shoah, there are many empty spaces, stories not told or only touched upon, characters whose human, ethical, ped-agogical substance risks being dissolved in the temporal distance, in the oblivion, or in the short circuits of historical memory. Or stories that recur within the narratives of certain witnesses, waiting to be pulled out of the archives of memory to re-emerge, re-ceive attention and be systematized. One of these is that of Fredy Hirsch, who works in the inferno of the Shoah to provide children and adolescents with an educational care projected to the dignity of existence and hope. The aim of this work is to trace in memorial (mostly in English and oral), the salient features of his work, the forms of memories within which his name resounds, the specifics of a work conducted in extreme conditions to pro-mote the resilience of his children and human and cultural re-sistance: perhaps a “blurred photo”emerges, but also an attempt that could contribute to reestablish “fortune”to a story inordi-nately placed in the in historical memory.

SI RACCONTA DI FREDDY HIRSCH. RESILIENZA, RESI-STENZA, EDUCAZIONE NELLA SHOAH

Vaccarelli A.
2019

Abstract

n the blanket of fog that separates us from the historical ex-perience of the Shoah, there are many empty spaces, stories not told or only touched upon, characters whose human, ethical, ped-agogical substance risks being dissolved in the temporal distance, in the oblivion, or in the short circuits of historical memory. Or stories that recur within the narratives of certain witnesses, waiting to be pulled out of the archives of memory to re-emerge, re-ceive attention and be systematized. One of these is that of Fredy Hirsch, who works in the inferno of the Shoah to provide children and adolescents with an educational care projected to the dignity of existence and hope. The aim of this work is to trace in memorial (mostly in English and oral), the salient features of his work, the forms of memories within which his name resounds, the specifics of a work conducted in extreme conditions to pro-mote the resilience of his children and human and cultural re-sistance: perhaps a “blurred photo”emerges, but also an attempt that could contribute to reestablish “fortune”to a story inordi-nately placed in the in historical memory.
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